Arthroscopy is the examination of a joint using endoscopy. Arthroscopic surgery is quite common in human medicine and is becoming more common in veterinary medicine as well. It is a minimally invasive surgery on to repair or stabilize joints and ligaments. This technique can be used as a tool to diagnose problems after other noninvasive test results are inconclusive. Arthroscopy allows us to more thoroughly examine the joints so we can accurately diagnose and treat the problem. Your horse will experience less pain and recover faster than a traditional surgery procedure.
arthroscopic surgery is more limited to practice on cats and small dogs, as their joint spaces are often too small to accommodate the required equipment. However, we will evaluate and diagnose all horses to give you the best approach in making them happy and healthy again.
Endoscopy requires skill which can only come through an abundance of practice and a qualified veterinarian. Call us today and we can set up a consultation to review the symptoms, diagnose any joint problems, and formulate a plan to success for your horse.